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3D Systems Sues 3D Printer Company Formlabs For Patent Infringement, Sues Kickstarter Itself For Promotion

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http://techcrunch.com – 3D systems has filed a lawsuit against both Formlabs and Kickstarter for patent infringement. Formlabs is the manufacturer of a low-cost 3D printer called the Form 1. Thanks to the stereolithography printing technique, the Form 1 can achieve professional grade 3D printing in a small hobbyist printer. It quickly became a Kickstarter success. Yet, in 1997 3D Systems patented stereolithography applications and now wants reparation from Formlabs, and Kickstarter who promoted the printer. The Kickstarter fundraising campaign topped $1.4 million in pre-orders in just under a week, making it one of (IT news)